Felt Flower Barrettes
Put a fresh flower behind your ear, and it will last for an hour or two. Make a pair of hairclips adorned with felt blooms, though, and you can enjoy their beauty anytime you like. These barrettes are easy to make in bulk, assembly-line style, so you can create multiple pairs at once.
Photography: Annie Schlechter
Source: Martha Stewart
For poppy: cut a long, narrow strip of felt, roll it tightly and glue to secure for center. Use the templates to cut out petal and leaf shapes in contrasting colors. glue leaf to back of petal and coiled center to front, let dry, then glue flower to bobby pin.
For pansy: Make flower center by cutting a long rectangle of felt into fringe; roll it tightly and glue along bottom edge to secure. Use the template to cut out petal shape in a contrasting color. glue center to petal, let dry, then pinch the petals to form a cup shape and glue onto bobby pin.
For daisy: cut a long, narrow strip of felt, roll it tightly and glue to secure for center. Use the template to cut four sets of 2 petals in contrasting colors. Pinch petal ends together and glue pairs to bobby pin; glue on center.
For tulip: Use the template to cut out tulip and leaf shapes in contrasting colors. Pinch at bottom to create a cupped shape, and glue to secure, then glue flower and leaf to bobby pin. Alternately, leave tulip flat and glue to bobby pin.
For four-leaf clover: Use the template to cut out 4 clover shapes. pinch each leaf at the bottom to cup, and glue to secure. glue leaves to bobby pin.